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AcoustiCity Live: Headgate Theatre, Colchester

AcoustiCity is in its 10th year & has built a reputation for booking the finest songwriters & "acoustic" performers.
Headgate Theatre, Chapel St, Colchester CO2 7AT
(around the corner from the Playhouse pub).

- what we did in 2011
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UPDATED previous performers 
- want to play at AcoustiCity?
- NEW rogues' gallery
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your host, James Hibbins
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AcoustiCity: 2012

Call those lovely people at the BOX OFFICE on 01206 366 000

This page is updated regularly, right click & select 'refresh' or 'reload frame' to stay current.

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Saturday 11 February - Michael Chapman

This self-styled old white blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most under-rated musical heroes of our time. With his uniquely English melancholic perspective and emotive guitar style he has perhaps avoided widespread mainstream recognition because of his refusal to compromise.
....& that's why we love him!
        + support from soulful duo THE FLOE


watch Michael watch The Floe Tickets - 10.50
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Saturday 17 March - John Otway

He's back! The legendary English Comedic Punk Rock Poet Cabaret Performer! An unmissable experience.

 

+ the long awaited return of articulate songstress POLLY PAULUSMA
watch John watch Polly Tickets - 11

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Saturday 12 May DOUBLE HEADLINER

Exquisite songs, harmonies & instrumental brilliance from DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD + world music inflected songs of life & love from THE PORTRAITS

 watch Dave & Boo  watchThe Portraits
Tickets -
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liz simcock & david boothSaturday 16 June DOUBLE HEADLINER

LIZ SIMCOCK BAND + DAVID BOOTH
Two very fine perfomer-songwriters make a long awaited return.

watch Liz hear Dave
Tickets -
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steve ashley Saturday 15 September - Steve Ashley

One of Britain's most respected songwriters & an engaging performer.
Not to be missed if you love great music & bewitching story songs

+ jazz infused rhythmic retro-pop from 4 piece VERÃO, featuring singer Helen Abbey & guitarist Dave Burrluck.


hear Steve's songs  watch Verao Tickets - 11

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Saturday 27 October - Kirsty McGee

Keenly observed & achingly beautiful songwriting, an amazingly honest performer with a splash of hobo-pop.
"Absolutely superb, memorable. I love her songs" Bob Harris, BBC Radio

+ soulful roots & americana duo JINSKI.


 a new song from Kirsty watch Kirsty  watch Jinski Tickets - 11

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martyn joseph

Saturday 10 November - Martyn Joseph
"A depth, resonance and emotional punch, which belies comparison."
Q Magazine

BOOK NOW for amazing performer Martyn
+ talented young support LUKE JACKSON.

 watch Martyn Tickets - 15.50

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image by GTP Music Photos

Your host, James Hibbins

Acoustic is the new black! The music media 'discover' it briefly every few years but we know that the stripped back format presented in an intimate environment has always been the very best way to experience great music, players & songwriting - James Hibbins

Potential AcoustiCity Performers (CLICK HERE)